Beacon Lighting opened its first store in Prahran, Victoria in 1967 and its first franchise store in Frankston, Victoria in 1989. The first 30 years saw continued store expansion in Victoria and significant changes including introducing large format stores and new merchandise display systems for consistency in stock presentation, whilst also commencing direct importing of product.
In 1997 the decision to expand interstate was made with ambitions of becoming a national retailer. The following eight years saw continued store expansion and of particular significance being the successful entry into the New South Wales market creating a true national presence in each State and Territory.
In 2003 Beacon Lighting commenced operation of its current Melbourne based warehouse which was expanded to 10,000m2 with a capacity of 10,000 pallets in 2007.
In 2007, the Beacon Lighting website was re-launched with online purchasing now available.
The business was awarded The Age / D&B Victorian Retail Category Business of the Year award in 2007, 2009, 2011 and was the Overall Award Winner in both 2007 and 2011.
In FY2012 the new business divisions of Beacon Solar and Beacon International were introduced.
Today, Beacon Lighting has more than 700 Team Members and is committed to recognising their contribution to the Company's success and the ongoing development of their skills through training and rewards programs.